Stop the Exploitation of African Children: Boycott Non-Fairtrade Cadbury Products
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Cadbury is the second largest confectionery company in the world. In 2014, Cadbury sold over 6.4 million chocolate products in New Zealand, and on average they sell 350 million bars every year worldwide. However, there is a dark side to the way this company produces the confectionery beloved by so many.
250 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are working in developing countries, at least 120 million of whom work full time. Thousands of child slaves work in the cocoa industry. They are denied the right to education, made to work in dangerous conditions and abused by their employers. These children are often unpaid, and fed next to nothing.
This is where Fairtrade comes in. The Fairtrade movement helps make cocoa farming in places like the Ivory Coast more sustainable by guaranteeing farmers minimum prices for their cocoa, and providing Fairtrade premiums to invest in local communities. This helps farmers provide better futures for themselves and their families. The Fairtrade certification label on products can help consumers ensure that the food they are buying was produced ethically.
The Cadbury NZ website states that Cadbury has been supporting Fairtrade since 2010. However, only their Dairy Milk chocolate bar is Fair Trade certified. This means that their other products may contain cocoa that is produced using slave labour.
We are calling on you to boycott all Cadbury products that are not Fair Trade certified, in the hopes of encouraging Cadbury to switch to ethically sourced cocoa. The human rights of thousands of children are at stake, and we need to take action NOW.
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